Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # 4578
Cause: Heart attack
Officer Richard Lendell suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to an officer needs assistance call. As a result of the heart attack, Officer Lendell's patrol car crashed into a parked cars at 72nd Street and Ogontz Avenue.
Responding officers were prevented from entering the vehicle by Officer Lendell's canine partner, King, who was protecting Officer Lendell. Another canine officer was able to get King out of the vehicle which allowed officers to get to Officer Lendell. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Lendell had served with the agency for 14 years.